Roof Cleaning Shrewton offer a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Shrewton and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris can be challenging for the majority of homeowners and becomes a continual cause for issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.